Travel Blogs from Manila
Arrived at Manila Airport for the 3rd time (just been there for connection flights earlier on the trip)
at 11am, took a free shuttle bus to some mall just a few minutes away. Went to McDonalds for the first time in the Philippines :) Was an alright change from chicken and rice :)
Then we took a taxi to Henry Perdigons house, our host for the night. The ride took over an hour in the traffic. But so nice to get to know Henry and ...
Manila was... well quite the eye opening experience. Tom and
I had low to negative expectations of our visit to the Philippine capital. We
had booked our flight there not really researching what there was to do and
this was a huge mistake. Apparently everyone else got the memo, as when Tom and
I left our hostel, there wasn’t another American or European to be seen. The
problem with Manila is because of the massive bombings in World War II ...
... 8230; something we had not been able to do for a while … it was great! We headed back to the apartment where the housekeeper was babysitting and watching American Idol. Now that’s not something I miss, but Donna enjoyed watching it.
We got off to a slow start on Sunday. Alex was up at the crack of dawn to go and play football before it got too hot, whilst the rest of us hung around until lunchtime doing not much at all, other ...
... else sweat. And I got to take in a popular form of Filipino urban transportation. ,
Provisioned with water and some other beverages, I returned to the White Knight hotel and sat down at 6:55 to do some travel planning. My trip to the Philippines was thrown together at the last minute and I arrived with nothing but a two-night hotel reservation in Manila. I want to get out to see another part of the country, which means booking a domestic flight and lodging at a beach ...
... la société philippine car les femmes de son age sont mariées ou séparées (car le divorce est interdit), en plus les loyers sont tellement cher que les jeunes partent de chez eux que lorsqu'ils se marient. Nous avons pu evoquer avec elle de nombreux sujets : culture, religion, politique, société. C’était trés enrichissant ! Selàmat Mia ! (ça veut dire merci pour ceux qui ne connaissent pas ...